Monday, August 16, 2010

REMINDER: OFCCP Seeks Input on Section 503 Regulatory Changes

U.S. Department of Labor
Office of Disability Employment Policy

The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is seeking input from the public on ways to strengthen its regulations requiring federal contractors to take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities. In an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to be published in the Federal Register July 23, the agency invites the public to help revise the regulations implementing Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Topics on which comment is requested include:
What employment practices have been effective in recruiting, hiring, advancing and retaining qualified individuals with disabilities.
What data are available that could be used to establish hiring goals and conduct utilization analyses of individuals with disabilities.
How linkage agreements between federal contractors and organizations that focus on the employment of qualified individuals with disabilities can be strengthened to increase effectiveness.
The deadline for receiving comments is Sept. 21, 2010
Read the News Release
Read the ANPRM or submit a comment in the Federal eRulemaking Portal
Frequently Asked Questions on this rulemaking process

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